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KTM North America recalls off-road motorcycles

The front brakes may fail, posing a crash hazard

2021 GASGAS EC 300 motorcycle
Photo source: CPSC
KTM North America of Amherst, Ohio, is recalling about 3,800 Husqvarna and GASGAS Off-Road closed course competition motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada.

The retaining “R” clips on the front brake caliper pin can fall out, causing the front brakes to fail and posing a crash hazard to the rider.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the following model year 2021 and 2022 Husqvarna and GASGAS off-road closed course/competition motorcycles:

  • Husqvarna 2022 TE 150i, 2022 TE 250i, 2022 TE 300i, 2022 FE 350, 2022 FE 501; and
  • GASGAS 2021 EC 300 and 2022 EC 250 and 2022 EC 300.

The model number sticker for Husqvarna motorcycles is on its side panels; on GASGAS motorcycles, the sticker is on the side of the rear fender.

The Husqvarna motorcycles are white, blue, and yellow, with the blue Husqvarna logo on both sides of the shrouds. The GASGAS motorcycles are red with a white GASGAS logo on both sides of the shrouds.

The motorcycles, manufactured in Austria, were sold at Husqvarna and GASGAS Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from May 2021, through August 2021, for between $9,500 and $11,500.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled closed course competition motorcycles and contact an authorized Husqvarna or GASGAS Motorcycles dealer to schedule a free repair, which involves inspecting and replacing the retaining “R” clips on both the front and rear brake calipers.

Husqvarna and GASGAS Motorcycles are contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact KTM, Husqvarna and GASGAS Motorcycle toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en-us.html or https://www.gasgas.com/en-us.html. Consumers can click on “Safety Information” located at the bottom of the companies' webpages for more information.

To determine if your motorcycle is subject to this recall, check your vehicle identification number “VIN” here.

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